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A collection of thoughts and quotations by Bill Clinton on cooperation, humanity, inspiration, prejudice, stereotypes, stigma, violence, life, stress, humor and degradation.

32 Famous Bill Clinton Quotes To Ponder Over

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19 August 1946 AD

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Hope, Arkansas, U.S.

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William J. Clinton Foundation

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70

William Jefferson Clinton, popularly known as Bill Clinton, is a former U.S President who served two terms between 1993 and 2001. He studied Foreign Service for his Bachelors degree at Georgetown University before going to University of Oxford on a Rhodes scholarship to study philosophy, economics and politics. He left Oxford midway and studied Law at Yale Law School. His first foray into politics saw him become the Governor of his native state of Arkansas and he served in that position for two terms. In 1993, Clinton became the President of the United States, as a Democratic candidate, defeating George H. W. Bush. Clinton was re-elected for his second term, a feat that had not been achieved by any Democratic President since Franklin D. Roose-velt. Clinton is regarded as one of the most influential American Presidents of the mod-ern era and his eight year term is generally regarded as a success. Following the end of his presidency, he forged a career as a professional speaker. Needless to say, he is a great orator and has expressed his thoughts on various social, political, economic and diplomatic issues. His writings, talk and speeches give insight into his mind. Here is a collection of some popular quotes by Bill Clinton on politics, society, America, education, schools, independence and difference.

There is nothing wrong in America that can't be fixed with what is right in America.

- Bill Clinton

Follow the trend lines, not the headlines.

- Bill Clinton

If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.B

- Bill Clinton

His knowledge of war has fed a passion for peace.

- Bill Clinton

Obama doesn't know how to be President. He doesn't know how the world works. He's incompetent. He's an amateur!

- Bill Clinton

This is a practical country. we have ideals, we have philosophies. But, the problem with any ideology is that it gives the answer before you look at the evidence.

- Bill Clinton

We know we have to face hard truths and take strong steps, but we have not done so; instead, we have drifted. And that drifting has eroded our resources, fractured our economy, and shaken our confidence.

- My Life, Bill Clinton

That depends on what your definition of 'is' is.

- Bill Clinton

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured  by what is right with America.

- Bill Clinton

Sometimes when people are under stress, they hate to think, and it's the time when they most need to think.

- Bill Clinton

He didn't say a word or do an action that did not have a purpose

- Bill Clinton

When I was in England I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and I didn't like it. I didn't inhale.

- Bill Clinton

Our democracy must be not only the envy of the world but the engine of our own renewal. There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.

- Bill Clinton

Mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, but stigma and bias shame us all.

- Bill Clinton

When our memories outweigh our dreams, we have grown old.

- Bill Clinton

If one candidate is appealing to your fears, and the other one's appealing to your hopes, you’d better vote for the person who wants you to think and hope!

- Bill Clinton

If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person.

- Bill Clinton

..each bloodletting hastens the next, and as the value of human life is degraded and violence becomes tolerated, the unimaginable becomes more conceivable.

- Bill Clinton

We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more." - Bill Clinton

- Bill Clinton

You can put wings on a pig, but that doesn't make it an eagle.

- Bill Clinton

They should be impressed by the power of our example, not the example of our power.

- Bill Clinton

I did not have sexual relations with that woman

- Bill Clinton

A man is more than the sum of all the things he can do.

- My Life, Bill Clinton

If you want to live like a Republican, vote like a Democrat.

- My Life, Bill Clinton

People around the world have always been more impressed by the power of our example than by the example of our power.

- Bill Clinton

We cannot build our own future without helping others to build theirs.

- Bill Clinton

Being President is like being the groundskeeper in a cemetery: there are a lot of people under you, but none of them are listening.

- Bill Clinton

If you live long enough, you'll make mistakes. But if you learn from them, you'll be a better person. It's how you handle adversity, not how it affects you. The main thing is never quit, never quit, never quit.

- Bill Clinton

When our memories outweigh our dreams, it is then that we become old.

- Bill Clinton

There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.

- Bill Clinton

From Bill Clinton speech- People are more impressed by the power of our example rather than the example of our power...

- Bill Clinton

We all do better when we work together. Our differences do matter, but our common humanity matters more.

- Bill Clinton